Gillingham Family History

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Gillingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Dorset, Norfolk, and Kent, named Gillingham, ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of Gylla’, an unattested Old English personal name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Dillingham, Fillingham, Billingham, Willingham, Ellingham, Bellingham

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Gillingham Family Origin

Where is the Gillingham family from?

Gillingham Family Occupations

What did your Gillingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gillingham occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Gillingham's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gillingham family was Blacksmith. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillingham.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gillingham ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gillingham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Gillingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillingham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillingham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Gillingham. For the veterans among your Gillingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillingham Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillingham lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gillingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gillingham in 1953 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillingham ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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